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Keywords: Crashworthiness, workstation table, full-scale train-to-train test, crash energy management, crush zones, rail cars, occupant survivability, collision, injury, impacts
Abstract: This report describes results from the Option C component of a research program aimed at improving crashworthiness of passenger train workstation tables. Research conducted in the...
Abstract: This report is an addendum to a report (No. DOT-VNTSC-RR393-PM-93-1) prepared in April 1993 describing the operatoins witnessed and the relevant information obtained by nine...
Keywords: Electric Flash Butt Welds, Thermite Welds, TTC, Japanese National Railways
Abstract: An alternative weld repair process (gas-spray) was devised by the Japanese National Railways (JNR) which incorporates a oxyacetylene flame and a powdered filler metal. The gas-...
Keywords: scale model testing, wheelset dynamics
Abstract: The most widely accepted criterion for wheelclimb derailment defines an upper limit for safe operation on wheel/rail contact forces on the climbing wheel, with the limit varying...
Validation of Track Geometry Input to the Vibration Test Unit (VTU) and the Endurance Capability of the VTU
Keywords: Carbody Response, Lading Response, Locomotive Track Hazard Detector, LTHD
Abstract: This report describes a series of tests conducted at the Transportation Test Center, Pueblo, Colorado, to validate two forms of track geometry inputs to the Vibration Test Unit (...